Submitted by: Kya Grace

These days, staying fit and healthy is the one golden rule that everyone lives by. Other than working out, one extremely sensible option in fitness and body care is healthy eating. A healthy diet consists of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, whole wheat, low fat dairy products. These have several good effects on the body. Increased vitality, increased energy levels and protection from disease are some well known benefits of healthy eating.

Weight Control

The term healthy eating indicates eating a balanced diet which gives proper nutrition. One of the first noticeable effects of this is weight control. The World Health Organization predicts that by the year 2015, there will be 2.3 billion over-weight people in the world, of which 700 million will be obese. Eating a well balanced diet and ensuring a daily routine comprising of even a mild workout is one of the best ways to lose weight and to make sure it stays off. Eating healthy makes sure that there is a lesser intake of calories (which are the main cause of accumulation of unhealthy fats). If the meal contains some amount of fibers, it ensures that you feel fuller, which makes you less likely to want to indulge in unhealthy binges. Lastly, it enables your body to burn more fat!

Better Skin Tone


Envy that flawless skin of your favorite movie star? Well, your skin can be like theirs easily! Eating right really is the best way to keep your skin shining! Drink a lot of water and eat a balanced meal that provides a lot of nutrients. This really does wonders for your skin! It keeps your skin well nourished and hydrated. This helps you skin become supple and gives it an even tone. So eat right and your skin can glow too!

Heart Health

A healthy diet eliminates the unhealthy fats found in most junk foods. LDL (bad) cholesterol is replaced with HDL (good cholesterol. These good cholesterols remove bad cholesterol from the bloodstream, hinders the buildup of plaque which leads to arterial hardening. HDL cholesterol removes bad cholesterol from the bloodstream and moves it to the liver where it can then be processed and removed from the body. A healthy diet should also possess some amount of fiber, which can help control the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.

Blood Sugar

Eating well also controls your blood sugar. This is primarily achieved by watching the intake of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates in their simplest form are a compound known as glucose. Your body requires glucose; your cells need glucose to create energy. However, too much glucose can result in insulin resistance, which is known as diabetes. Insulin is an important hormone that unlocks the cell’s ability to absorb glucose from the bloodstream. When the cells become resistant, they no longer can absorb the glucose from the blood. Eating unhealthy forms of glucose causes the levels of sugar to rise rapidly.

Protection from Diet Related Diseases

There may be some problems in people s everyday diet that they may not even be aware of. This may cause serious problems at some point of time. One should eat well washed fruits and vegetables. This forms an important part of eating healthy food. Healthy foods, especially vegetables, contain higher levels of phytochemicals. Pytochemicals are substances that increase your immune system’s ability to fight diseases. Eating a well balanced, nourishing diet will help resolve such problems. Another benefit is that your sleeping patterns improve. This helps keep the body fresh and energetic day after day. Eating healthy can also help prevent heart disease, diabetes, strokes and even Alzheimer’s disease.

So keep eating healthy, folks and keep happy and fit!

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